22 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2S7
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Wittington Investments Limited is a private family Canadian company which holds a variety of investments, including a controlling interest in George Weston Limited, the Selfridges Group, and Wittington Properties Limited. It also supports the philanthropic activities of The W Garfield Weston Foundation.
The Manager, Taxation will play a critical role in supporting tax related activities across the Wittington Group of companies including corporate tax advisory, compliance and administration.
Assist with various reorganizations and transactions with a focus on analyzing the tax implications and mitigating tax risk
Manage and review corporate and partnership tax returns and any other tax filings required by the corporate group, including T1134s and country-by-country reporting
Assist with tax research based on current and proposed tax legislation, including reviewing or preparing tax memoranda and assisting with presentations to various stakeholders
Manage government tax audits (domestic and international) including the preparation of information to be provided to Canadian tax authorities
Assist with tax advisory activities both domestically and in international jurisdictions
Partner with both legal and accounting teams on both daily and non-recurring transactions
Build relationships with tax authorities, advisors and related public company tax departments
Manage the implementation and documentation of new and existing processes and controls with a continuous improvement mindset utilizing technology whenever possible
Tax reporting, including review of annual tax provisions prepared by external advisors
Work with tax advisors on tax strategies and structuring proposals
Act as a key business partner and provide tax advice to various functions across the Wittington Group of companies
Stay abreast of evolving tax legislation
Designated Chartered Professional Accountant with 4-6 years of experience in a comparable tax role (including a minimum of 2 years management experience).
Completion of CICA In-Depth Tax Course or Masters of Taxation Degree
Canadian tax compliance and income tax provision experience in a professional services firm and/or industry, as well as experience in corporate tax research
Experience with Canadian Controlled Private Corporations is a huge asset
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to liaise with all levels of management
Strong organizational and analytical skills with a proven ability to handle multiple priorities and see projects to completion
Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
Energetic attitude with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
Excellent presentation skills
Experience with tax preparation software (i.e. Taxprep), tax research databases and Microsoft Office
Indirect tax experience is an asset
George Weston Limited recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
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